I hold the position of Associate Professor (tenure-track) of Signal Processing at the Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology. I am working in computer vision, image and video analysis and pattern recognition. In addition to basic research, I have been involved with numerous industrial and applied research projects.

Activities

Current PhD Students

  • Yanlin Qian: Deep Visual Learning (Started Aug 2016)
  • Antti Hietanen: 3D Object Recognition for Robot Manipulation (Started Apr 2016)
  • Antti Ainasoja: From Telepresence to Autonomy (Started Apr 2016)
  • Pouria Babahajiani: 3D Point Cloud Analysis (Started Jan 2015, co-supervised with Moncef Gabbouj and Lixin Fan)
  • Junsheng Fu: Large Scale 3D (Started Jan 2014, co-supervised with Lixin Fan)
  • Fatemeh Shokrollahi Yancheshmeh: Large Scale Object Detection (Started Jan 2014)
  • Katariina Mahkonen: Combining Visual and Audio Features in Video Processing (Started Dec 2012, co-supervised with Tuomas Virtanen and Ari Visa)

Graduated Doctors

  • Ekaterina Riabchenko: Generative Part-Based Gabor Object Detector (2015)
  • Jukka Lankinen: Local Features in Image and Video Processing - Object Class Matching and Video Shot Detection (2014)
  • Tommi Tykkälä: Real-Time Image-Based RGB-D Camera Motion Tracking and Environment Mapping (2013)
  • Teemu Kinnunen: Bag-of-Features Approach to Unsupervised Visual Object Categorisation (2011)
  • Tomi Kauppi: Eye Fundus Image Analysis for Automatic Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy (2010)
  • Tuomas Eerola: Computational Visual Quality of Digitally Printed Images (2010)
  • Jarmo Ilonen: Supervised Local Image Feature Detection (2007)
  • Jarkko Vartiainen: Measuring Irregularities and Surface Defects from Printed Patterns (2007)

Projects

Current

  • FishView - Assessing Fish Passibility Using a Robotic Fish Sensor, 2014-present.
  • LargeScale3D - Large Scale 3D, 2014-present.
  • BigData - Big Visual Data, 2014-present.
  • LotOfClasses - Learning 10,000 Visual Classes and Some Stuff, 2013-present.
  • GOD - Gabor Object Detector, 2010-present.

Finished

  • Camera2DVD - Automatic Editing of Home Videos, 2011-2014.
  • AuReStudio - Augmented Reality Film Studio, 2012-2014.
  • VISIQ - Computational Salience Based Approach for Print Quality Assessment, 2008-2011.
  • RTMOSAIC - Real-Time 2-D and 3-D Scene Reconstruction, 2006-2011.
  • DIGIQ - Fusion of Digital and Visual Print Quality, 2006-2010.
  • IMAGERET - Machine Vision for Retinal Image Analysis (Diabetic Retinopathy), 2006-2010.
  • OBJECT - Object Detection, Localisation and Recognition, 2005-2009.
  • GABOR - Gabor Features in Signal and Image Processing, 2000-2009.
  • RETINA - Retinal Image Analysis, 2004-2005.
  • PAPVISION - Paper Printability Inspection Using Machine Vision, 2003-2006.
  • SHIFTABILITY - Shiftability of Frames, 2003-2005.
  • FACEDETECT - Face Detection, 2002-2004.
  • INNODIF - Predicting Diffusion of Innovations with Self-Organization and Machine Learning, 2002-2004.
  • SIGDIG - Signal Discrimination for System Diagnosis, 2002-2003.
  • NNGENETIC - Evolutionary Algorithms and Neural Networks, 2000-2001.
  • METRICS - Comparison of Similarity Measures, 2000-2001.
  • VALOKAARI - Modelling of Refractory Lining in Electric Arc Furnace, 2000-2001.
  • GASDETECTOR - Detection and Recognition of Hazardous Chemical Agents, 2000-2001.
  • PROJ52105 - Visual Quality Control of Vacuum Tank Degassing, 1999-2000.
  • MIXBEHAVCOL - Mixing Behavior of Colorants, 1997.